Physical Education Staff Members:
Ms. Shonesee Devereux
Mr. Jamie Coull
Mr. Sean Hilliker
We believe that Physical Education includes the physical, social, mental and emotional well-being of the whole person. In Westlane's Physical Education courses we encourage student participation in a variety of sport and fitness activities to promote lifelong healthy active living. Students are able to monitor their own skill development and set goals to improve their level of physical fitness. Throughout our courses, students are able to develop personal strategies to deal effectively with many factors relating to their personal health and well-being, as well as develop strong positive social skills when working collaboratively with other students. By focusing on the whole person we assist students in making informed decisions regarding their physical, social, mental, and emotional health.
Westlane Evaluation Policy
Physical Education Permission to Participate Form
Course Descriptions: Healthy Active Living – Grade 9 (PPL1O) & Grade 10 (PPL2O)
These courses emphasize regular participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that promote lifelong healthy active living. Students will learn movement skills and principles, apply movement principles to refine skills, have opportunities to improve personal fitness and physical competence, and demonstrate proper safety and injury prevention. Students will investigate issues related to healthy sexuality, substance use and abuse, and will participate in activities designed to develop goal-setting, communication, and social skills to make informed personal choices.
Grade 9 Course Description
Grade 10 Course Description
Healthy Active Living – Grade 11 (PPL3O) & Grade 12 (PPL4O)
These courses focus on the development of a healthy lifestyle and participation in a variety of enjoyable physical activities that have the potential to engage students' interest throughout their lives. Activities in these courses may take place in the community and so a fee is often required to participate in events such as: lawn bowling, curling, rock climbing, and fencing, etc. Students will be encouraged to develop personal competence in a variety of movement skills and will be given opportunities to practice and refine their goal-setting, decision-making, social, and interpersonal skills. Students will also study the components of healthy relationships, reproductive health, mental health, and personal safety with a view to enhance their own personal health and relationships with others.
Grade 11 Course Description
Grade 12 Course Description
Fitness Focus Course – Grade 11 (PAF3O) & Grade 12 (PAF4O)
These courses focus on students developing and implementing personal physical fitness plans. Students are introduced to fitness program planning and a variety of training techniques to enhance physical skills and personal performance. Students will examine various health topics (e.g. healthy eating) and determine specific factors that not only can affect their health but may also impact their training. Through daily fitness activities students will develop a basic understanding of human anatomy, proper safety and injury prevention, and a positive self-image by maintaining or improving their levels of fitness.
Grade 11 Fitness Course Description
Grade 12 Fitness Course Description